Orlando de Lange, SoundBio Lab and Ada's present The State of Apples: What Newton, Australian Grandmas and Cyanide have to do with the First-fruit of the Evergreen State

Thu, Apr 16 at 7:30pm

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You know apples right? The round, green or red, ubiquitous fruits. But do you really know apples? Do you know where they come from? Why a new apple variety is such a big deal? And the real, oddball story about Johnny Appleseed? Do you know if you’re eating a Genetically Modified apple and why anyone would want to do that anyway? Come and delve into the fascinating world of the original forbidden fruit, and along the way nerd out with plant facts, laugh at terrible jokes and drink delicious drinks.

The speaker is Dr. Orlando de Lange, Plant Molecular Biologist and parent to many happy houseplants. Arriving in Seattle from the UK, by way of Germany, Orlando now spends his days researching plant immune systems at the University of Washington. By night, weekend, and any other free time he can be found at SoundBio, a community lab space in the University District where he leads a team of intrepid amateur plant scientists (www.sound.bio).

Did you know that over 2,000 apple varieties are grown in the United States, but only 100 commercially?

Did you know that in 2018 Washington produced almost three times as many apples as the next two top states put together?

Did you know there are 100,000 European honey-bee colonies in Washington state to help pollinate the apple orchards. This is necessary partly because of the loss of populations of native bees. 

Doors at 7:30, Program begins at 8:00PM

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The Lab at Ada's


The Lab at Ada's

425 15th Ave E
Seattle, WA 98112

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